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October 2nd, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ There was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:40 a.m. Saturday on Route 310 north near the Elk Run Firehall.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Toyota Corolla driven by Tanya R. Hoover, Rossiter, was traveling north on Route 310 near the Elk Run Firehall when a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Steven E. Przybrowski, DuBois, stopped in front of her vehicle, which struck the rear of his Blazer.
Police said the crash caused major damage to Hoover's vehicle, while Przybrowski's vehicle sustained minor damage.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(April 1, 1896)
ANDY ANDERSON AGAIN
Gets Into Trouble by Trifling
With Uncle Sam's Mail
Andy is a Slick Article and Has
Heretofore Gotten off Easily
Keaton Mohney (second from left) was crowned the Homecoming Queen, and Adrienne Hess (third from left) was crowned the Homecoming Princess during halftime of Friday night‚Äôs Punxsy versus Karns City football game. Mohney‚Äôs escort was Brody Morgan (far left), while Hess was escorted by Nick Roberts (far right)
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ After nearly seven years in the planning, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Area Transportation Authority‚Äôs (ATA) Punxsutawney Transit Center building was held Friday.
‚ÄúI think that a lot of people ‚ÄĒ and certainly the board members of ATA ‚ÄĒ didn‚Äôt think this was going to happen,‚ÄĚ David Gordon, chairman of the ATA Board of Directors, said.
Punxsy is the first of seven transit centers set for construction, and Gordon said he hopes the others go a little easier than this one did.
The Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company took possession of its new 2011 Ferrara engine/pumper Thursday. The vehicle possesses a 1,500-gallon pump for 1,000 gallons of water, as well as a 30-gallon compressed air foam system. If the weather works out, you could see the new truck during ‚ÄúTouch the Truck‚ÄĚ as part of Saturday‚Äôs ‚ÄúPizza & Prevention‚ÄĚ downtown.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ A Pittsburgh man accused of shooting two Punxsy men last week had his bail set at $2 million during his arraignment Thursday, just hours after he was apprehended in the Pittsburgh area.
Christopher L. Thornhill, 24, faces two counts each of attempted criminal homicide; aggravated assault; recklessly endangering another person; and weapons violations stemming from the Sept. 22 incident near a residence along Cranberry Alley.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Having learned that the need is greater than ever among American forces stationed in Afghanistan, members of the Jefferson County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) will conduct their third county-wide¬†‚ÄúSupport the Troops‚ÄĚ campaign.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The Torrence Street traffic light project was given a green light ‚ÄĒ literally ‚ÄĒ Wednesday, as the new traffic signals were put into service by sub-contractor Perram Electric of Ohio.
Roger Steele, chairman of Punxsutawney Borough Council‚Äôs Public Works Committee, said through the project, council is exploring a way to decrease the traffic flow on Mahoning Street, with the widening of Torrence Street as part of a PennDOT traffic study.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ For the 10th straight year, Scott Anthony, owner of Fox‚Äôs Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, is sponsoring ‚ÄúPizza and Prevention‚ÄĚ from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
During Pizza and Prevention, Fox‚Äôs is offering a Big Daddy Pepperoni Pizza for only $9.11.
Along with the fund-raiser, ‚ÄúTouch the Truck‚ÄĚ is back again this year with a twist, as the new $322,000 Elk Run fire engine ‚ÄĒ financed by the borough ‚ÄĒ will be delivered to the department today and on display Saturday with other Punxsutawney Fire Department equipment along South Findley Street.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ The post-conviction appeal hearing for Robert G. Rega of Punxsutawney resumed Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse, when Rega‚Äôs attorneys requested a continuance on his contention that he would have been entitled to some type of legal assistance from the Italian consulate in Philadelphia because he‚Äôs an Italian national.